Barney Alumni GOLD Board

January 25, 2023
Submitted By: Amelia Sponauer

The Barney School of Business is pleased to recognize its first group of the recently established Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Board.

Members are select Barney alumni, who are tasked with giving meaningful time and perspective to Barney and its students. The GOLD Board currently consists of 13 alumni, who are from many different industries and organizations. The group is diverse, which leads to having a variety of perspectives. This is an opportunity for alum to give back their time, knowledge, and experience.

Each member on the GOLD Board serves a three-year term. The board will advise the dean on new innovations in the world of business, as well as student professional development, volunteering, mentorship, ambassadorship, and networking. The meetings are held four times a year: August, November, January, and May. 

Board Members:

  • Frank Finelli '15, Founder of Doughwich

  • James Spatcher '17, Corporate Development Manager at CVS Health

  • Kathryn Simison '20, Director of International Recruitment & Assistant Dean of Equity & Inclusion at Miss Porter’s School

  • Mishael McNamee '18, Corporate Controller at HipOptical

  • James Coleman '17, Account Director at LinkedIn Talent Solutions

  • Noah Brown '18, Client Solutions Manager, Growth at TikTok

  • Kathryn Gawrych '15 M’16, Owner of Freeport Ninja Academy

  • Alex Vecchione '16 M'18, AVP, Commercial Underwriter at Alliance Bank of Arizona

  • Matthew McElroy '12, CFO at KnightSwan Acquisition Corporation

  • Joseph Giuffre '18, Senior Business Analyst and Object Intelligence Manager at Phillips Auctioneers

  • Daniel Rombola '18 M'18, Investment Manager at CVS Health

  • Damien DeJesus '15 M'18, Vice President of Finance at

  • Alex Matarazzo '14, Account Executive, Growth Business/Co-President BOLD Force at Salesforce